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United Arts Council

Professional Development Grants for Artists

Martha Thorn, Regional Artist Project Grantee, with work she exhibited at Artspace's FRESH.
Martha Thorn, Grantee, with work she exhibited at Artspace's FRESH.


The Professional Development Grant for Artists (also known as the Regional Artist Project Grant) provides financial support to committed, gifted individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists. The grant (up to $1500) is designed to support projects that will advance the applicant’s career in demonstrable ways. Career development opportunities may arise at different stages of a career; therefore, the grant is open to emerging and established artists in dance, drama, film/media, literary/playwriting, music and visual art. 

Grant Application Workshops 

Grant application workshops are not mandatory to apply, but very helpful in creating a successful grant application.  Register by emailing your name and phone number to bneuwirth@unitedarts.org. Weather can affect these dates, and we will contact you with any change.

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6 pm—at United Arts Council

Saturday, January 14, 2017—Webinar

Saturday, January 28, 2017
11:00 am— at Vance County Arts Council  233 S. Garnett St., Henderson
3:00 pm—at United Arts Council, 410 Glenwood Ave, Suite 170 

Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 am—at United Arts Council, 410 Glenwood Ave, Suite 170

For more information about Professional Development Grants for Artists, contact Brandi Neuwirth at bneuwirth@unitedarts.org or (919) 839-1498, ext. 205.


410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170
Raleigh NC 27603

Phone: (919) 839-1498
Fax: (919) 839-6002